This lunchtime symposium will offer an opportunity for practitioners, students, researchers and teachers to come together to consider what opportunities there are for theatre in schools in 2018?
What is the legacy of Peacemaker (originally commissioned by David Johnston, Artistic Director of Theatre Centre in 1982, 35 years ago)? How has contemporary children’s theatre kept apace in the current political/Brexit climate? How can artists continue to work in schools? Is there a space for potent, powerful and political theatre that challenges the world we live in for children and young people?
David Holman (Playwright): Peacemaker 35 years on – would it be written today?
Paul Harman (International Children’s Theatre practitioner): How did we get here? Children’s Theatre in wider International context.
Dr Jo Robinson (Associate Professor in Drama & Performance, Nottingham University): Playing Around: A Regional Historical Context: What is the future for Theatre in Schools?
The Peacemaker performance, and all related events, are FREE with donations going to Plus One, the citywide ticket donation scheme which provides children in care from across the county with free arts experiences.
However, numbers are restricted and spaces must be booked via Box Office for ALL the performances/events you would like to attend.